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Cocke family benefit a success

Over the weekend, friends of the late James Cocke, the beloved coach of the Bowden Atom Blades hockey team, threw a fundraiser to support his young family.

Teens showcase their talents at first ever fair

In most communities there are annual job fairs and all kinds of trade fairs for just about any kind of industry or product one can think of. And almost always they are organized by career businessmen or government bureaucrats.

RCMP probing suspected Bowden Institution murder

Murder charges are expected to be laid into the sudden death of a Bowden Institute inmate last weekend. The violent death of David Tung-Louie, 38, is the first recorded homicide at the prison since it opened in 1974.

Students, volunteers come together to beautify Penhold School grounds

Twenty-two Penhold School grade 4 students helped plant the seeds for a beautiful future at the school last week.

51st Innisfail Pro Rodeo set to kick off

Performances by world champions; a fundraising night for Slave Lake; and a rider who is a former Olympian are just a few of the highlights to look forward to at this year’s Innisfail Professional Rodeo.

Blood donor asks Innisfail residents to give

Vanessa Suntjens is used to rolling up her sleeves to help others. The 40-year-old Innisfail resident estimates that in 24 years of donating blood, it is something she has done it close to 40 times.

First Innisfail Teen Trade Fair to kick off Friday

Innisfail youth will have the opportunity to showcase their ideas and talents and to be informed about the different opportunities in their community this week at the first Innisfail Teen Trade Fair.

Budding tradesmen compete for gold

Several Innisfail and area students are working their way to successful careers in the trades after impressive showings in the provincial and national skills competitions over the last month.
Bienvenue: French Immersion students welcomed into IHS

Bienvenue: French Immersion students welcomed into IHS

After nine years of developing a French Immersion program in Innisfail, students, teachers, and staff, will soon witness the results of their hard work as the first group of students moves into Innisfail Junior Senior High School (IHS) in September.

Albertan runs from Calgary to Edmonton for a cause

Starting on May 22, Daryl Bonar, a military officer and former Edmonton mayoral candidate, began a journey to run from Calgary to Edmonton in support of the Youth Emergency Shelter Society’s (YESS) Homeless for a Night event.